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MN State Patrol: Hundreds Of Crashes, Spinouts In Tuesday StormMnDOT recommends no travel in southern Minnesota Tuesday night, and roads in the Twin Cities are not much better. The Minnesota State Patrol says 679 drivers crashed or spun out between 6 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on slick roads in the blowing snow.
State Patrol: 172 Crashes During Monday Evening CommuteThe combination of extreme cold and light snow can prove to be a dangerous one on Minnesota roads, and it led to several accidents during the Monday evening commute.
More Than 240 Crashes Reported Following Winter StormWhile Tuesday's afternoon commute looks to be vastly improved, Minnesota's winter storm resulted in hundreds of crashes so far.
Snow Tapers Off After Winter Storm Dumps Over 9 Inches On SW Minn.Ready or not, winter is finally here in Minnesota. Snow fell throughout the night across the state, bringing impressive totals in the southwest. WCCO Weather Watchers reported 9.5 inches in Spring Grove and 8.2 in Alpha by Tuesday morning.
Most Of Minn. Misses White Christmas By A Day; 150+ Crashes ReportedMuch of southern Minnesota awoke to a layer of snow that came too late for a White Christmas. The National Weather Service says Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had 2 inches of snow by 6 a.m. Saturday. Another inch or two of snow was expected across the Twin Cities area Saturday afternoon and evening.
More Than 40 Crashes Reported In Western MinnesotaOfficials reported more than 40 crashes Wednesday morning as a storm system swirled over Minnesota, dumping snow on the western part of the state.
First Snow Makes For Slippery Day On Minnesota RoadsTwin Cities drivers got snow both during the morning rush hour and for the evening commute as we got our first significant snow of the season. It took commuters a lot longer to get to work Monday morning, and just as long to get home Monday night.
MN State Patrol: 145 Crashes, 9 Injured In Metro During Morning SnowCommuters heading home from work Monday are hoping that drive will be better than the drive to work or school this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were hundreds of accidents during the morning commute. Monday morning's dose of heavy snow resulted in nearly 150 crashes, but none were fatal.
Fatalities Tied To Sturgis Motorcycle Rally On Record Pace The number of traffic fatalities tied to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota has risen to nine.
State Patrol Warns Don't Stop For Ducklings On HighwaysAs unpopular as it may seem, the Minnesota State Patrol is advising motorists not to stop for wildlife that may have meandered onto a busy interstate. The advice comes after drivers on Interstate 35 in the Twin Cities metro could be seen on transportation video stopping or swerving to avoid a duck leading a line of ducklings across the busy road.
WCCO Investigates: State Patrol Crashes From 2014From being struck on traffic stops to dangerous chases, the Minnesota State Patrol logged nearly 300 damaged cruisers last year. A WCCO investigation looked at what can happen on the road in the course of a year.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state's 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.

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